President Ivan Duque announced the creation of Project Eden In the meta department, the first of its kind in South America. it’s about a research centre and will be created in the Department of Environmental Care, headquartered in Cornwall, UK, meta.
“If anyone wants people to protect biodiversity, we have to create places where pedagogy and the human senses connect with nature”, explained to the President from Glasgow, Scotland.
The main idea of the center would be to promote Colombian Biodiversity For the world and, with this in mind, learn about it and preserve it. reason department meta for its construction, as it is a natural corridor that connects important areas of the country’s relief; A part of the Andean jungle, the plains and the Amazon jungle.
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“We want to create an Eden Project in Colombia so that millions of visitors come to that place, learn about the country’s species and how to protect them. I believe we need this initiative to protect biodiversity. What is not known is not preserved”, President assured the Duke.
as it is, in eden Research, education and environmental protection processes will be carried out, but it is also expected to open a space for sustainable economic models, such as tourism activities, that benefit residents. eastern plains.
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“We are excited to begin this journey of discovery together to trace the construction of an Eden project in Colombia to (…) a comprehensive history”, highlighted David Harland, executive director of Eden Project International.
It should be noted that Ministry of Environment It will invest approximately $1,282 million to implement the initiative, which consists of two phases, the first of which will end on December 31, and the second will last for five months and begin in January 2022.
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“The UK is committed to continuing to work with Colombia. The strong partnership between our two countries seeks to secure the future of Colombia’s incredible land and ocean to reinforce lasting peace and prosperity for the entire country, something that Which is of vital importance. Our shared future”, highlighted Britain’s future Minister for the Environment and the Pacific, Lord Zack Goldsmith.
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